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Counseling & Therapy


Talking About Religion and Spirituality in Therapy

Research demonstrates that there is a relationship between religion and spirituality and psychological health and functioning. The numbers show that religion and spirituality are important to most clients. Here's an in-depth look at why we should incorporate these elements into therapy.


The Real Story About "Shock Therapy"

When you think of "shock therapy", what comes to mind? Chances are it bears limited resemblance to the modern reality of electroconvulsive therapy.


4 Tips to Consider When Beginning Mental Health Counseling

The decision to seek mental health counseling can be overwhelming with uncertainty as to how to begin. These four tips can assist in creating a map for navigating those first steps on the journey toward mental health and wellness.


What a Therapist Should and Should Not Do in Therapy

There is an expectation of quality service when you are paying for those services. The same goes for getting therapy. Learn what to expect, what happens when you go, and what your therapist should and should not do in therapy.


How to Live Your Life as an Adult Survivor of Child Abuse

Surviving an abusive childhood is tough. The emotional and physical scars have the potential to ruin a person. This article discusses how to have a better life after surviving childhood abuse.


The Psychology Query Issue 6: How to Find a Psychologist and What to Look For

This article discusses how to find the right psychologist for you. It also includes a list of questions to ask a potential provider to ensure they are qualified and are the best match for your needs.


Trust Me: Walking the Tightrope of Rapport-Building With a Teen

Fictional account of a counselor working to establish rapport with a sullen teen. Suggests verbal/nonverbal techniques and also discusses the implications of unintended reactions. Short story format.


A Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive therapy emerged in the 1960s leading to a large number of cognitive-behavioral models. The core concept of these models is that people's cognition affects their feelings and behavior.


A Guide to Family Therapy Techniques

Family therapy pays attention to how family members influence each other’s behavior. This approach uses a wide range of techniques to improve family functioning.


Opening and Maintaining a Private Counseling Practice

While starting any business is challenging, setting up a counseling practice tends to prove especially daunting. This type of practice requires both stamina and openness to innovation.


A Guide to Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Bowen family systems therapy takes a multigenerational approach to treating the family system. It emphasizes the need for unresolved emotional fusion to be addressed for healthy family functioning.


A Guide to Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy evolved from Freud's psychoanalytic theory. Learn more about this approach, which focuses on unconscious thought processes and childhood experiences.


Benefits of Psychotherapy for Promoting Mental and Emotional Well-Being

Are you considering therapy? Find out how you can get help for emotional/mental problems and behavioral conflicts through psychotherapy.


Treating Depression With Aaron Beck's Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy is one of the approaches for the treatment of depression. According to Aaron Beck, depressed persons consistently view themselves, the future, and the world in a negative way.


Understanding Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

People struggle with various emotional and psychological challenges, and psychotherapists use different approaches, including Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), to address these issues.


Types of Therapy for Mental Illness Explained

There are various therapies to help those with mental health problems, but do you know which one is best for you?